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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fireworks' Physics

Weekend Diversion: The Physics of Fireworks!

The way you launch a firework is basically the same way you launch a cannonball out of a cannon! You put a "lift charge" in between the actual firework and the bottom of a strong, closed tube/pipe, and ignite it, propelling the firework up.
How high you want it to go is dependent only on the initial velocity of your firework, which is almost always larger for bigger fireworks
Read the entire article by Ethan Siegel in: startswithabang
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